You may already be aware that ITIL® is in the process of a rewrite and is expected to be finalized early next year. The core fundamentals of ITIL will continue to be relevant, but the new ITIL 4 iteration incorporates all of the best things from ITIL as it is known today and expands I.T. and Service Operations to a new level. Moving from traditional process focused delivery, ITIL 4 supports faster, quality and value driven delivery of I.T. Services for people and organizations that helps them adopt the new ways of working brought by the modern digital world.
We at Knowledge Peak understand the need for a smooth transition from ITIL v3/2011 to ITIL 4 and recognize the need to ensure that your investment in ITIL continues to drive and enhance your business’s performance. Therefore, you can feel reassured that ITIL 4 has been developed to be compatible with the existing certification scheme.
The new ITIL 4 Foundation course is expected to be released in Q1 2019. The new advanced courses will be added over the next several months. The current v3/2011 courses and certifications will continue until mid-2020 to allow those that have invested in gaining an ITIL Expert certification to continue towards that achievement. Knowledge Peak is here to assist you in achieving your goals.
It is recommended that you continue to build your credits towards 17 that are required before attending the v3/2011 Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC) course. However, a new course called The ITIL Managing Professional Transition Module is designed for ITIL v3/2011 candidates who are already ITIL Experts or those who have achieved 17 credits from across the v3/2011 scheme to transition their credits towards the new ITIL 4 scheme.
All certifications for ITIL will remain valid following the update and will continue to be recognized as valuable certifications globally.
If you are just beginning your ITIL journey, you have a couple options. If your company is utilizing ITIL now and you do not plan to take advanced courses, then the current v3/2011 Foundation certification is still appropriate. However, if you plan to take future advanced training, then ITIL 4 Foundation is recommended. Thank you for considering Knowledge Peak for all your ITIL training. We are eager to assist you in putting the correct plan in place for any future training you need.